All About Balkans Small Group

All About Balkans Small Group

Start: Sofia Finish: Athens

Visiting: Sofia, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Kotor, Budva, Tirana, Ohrid, Skopje, Thessaloniki, Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi, Athens


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Tour code: BLASG

Tour operator: Travel Talk Tours

Group size: 6 - 12

Age range: 18-50 years

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Travelling with a group of no more than 12 people, our new Small Group trips provide you with more space for your comfort and pleasure. Join on a discovery of the iconic cities and impressive highlights of the Balkans. Get to discover Sofia, Skopje, Belgrade, Sarajevo and Tirana. Roam the ever-popular and lively Croatian coast while craving the calming serenity and charm of Albania and Montenegro. Chase Alexander the Great from Macedonia to Greece and uncover the mysteries of floating monasteries of Meteora. Above all, touch shoulders with countless Balkan civilizations as you witness their beautiful interaction and create lifelong travel memories.

Highlights

  • icon Visit Mostar, a city in southern Bosnia, known for the iconic Stari Most, a reconstructed medieval arched bridge
  • icon Tirana, the capital of Albania, known for its colourful Ottoman-, Fascist- and Soviet-era architecture
  • icon Belgrade the capital of Serbia and its most significant landmark is the Beogradska Tvrdava

Places You'll See

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Tetovo
Balkan-Discovery
Trebinje
mostar
Belgrade

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Sofia

Location: Sofia

Accommodation: Hotel, Vega - 4 Star

Welcome to Sofia! At the airport, keep an eye out for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. At the hotel around 7pm, have an informal welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers. After you get all the critical information about the tour, head out for our optional group dinner around 8:15pm and walk the streets of Sofia.


Included Activities
Welcome Meeting
Optional Activities
Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Sofia, Belgrade

Location: Sofia, Belgrade

Accommodation: Hotel, Abba - 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

After a substantial breakfast, hop on the bus and make your way to the Serbian capital, Belgrade. With stunning views over the Danube and Sava rivers by the mighty medieval Belgrade Fortress, head to the heart of the capitol. Starting off at the vibrant pretty shopping street, Knez Mihailova, filled with cafes, shops and charming sites, kick off the walking tour to discover the incredible landmarks Belgrade has in store and their marvellous histories.
Included Activities
Belgrade City Tour

icon Day 3 : Belgrade, Sarajevo

Location: Belgrade, Sarajevo

Accommodation: Hotel, Ibis Styles – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Next stop Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, the city that has been through it all! It is where the Western and Eastern Roman Empire split and where people of many nations and religions met, lived and warred. You can still see many reminders of the Yugoslav War in bullet holes and cannon marks all around town. Though, still an oriental beauty with a unique twist, and a delight to discover on your walking tour in the old town. The city offers endless delicacies to taste, but the specialty is lamb.


Included Activities
Sarajevo City Tour
Entrance Fees
Catholic Church - EUR 1

icon Day 4 : Sarajevo, Mostar,Trebinje

Location: Sarajevo, Mostar, Trebinje

Accommodation: Hotel, Central Park – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Today, we drive for the amazing Adriatic shore, but first a stop at Mostar! As you arrive in this dreamland, walk through the Old Town of this Herzegovina pearl, see the iconic highlights Old Bridge – Stari Most, and the old čaršija (market). Enjoy your lunch with an amazing view at one of the local venues, discover the old town and make sure to try the delicious Turkish coffee. In the afternoon, we ride to Trebinje for our overnight stay.

Included Activities
Mostar City Tour
Optional Activities
Kravice Waterfalls - EUR 20

icon Day 5 : Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Location: Trebinje, Dubrovnik, Trebinje

Accommodation: Hotel, Central Park – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Get ready for a long day at Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic"! With its well-preserved majestic walls encircling the whole town and its sea of terra-cotta roof tiles, giving life to the "King’s Landing", the whole town is an amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. Even the drive down to town from the mountain-side is a breakth-taking highlight in itself! We start off with a guided walking tour of the Old Town and marvel at the millennial history of this fairy-like town. Walk atop the mighty walls, discover cute narrow streets, taste delicious seafood or jump off into the crystal-blue waters. In the evening, we return to Trebinje for a good night's rest.

Included Activities
Dubrovnik City Tour
Optional Activities
Dubrovnik Boat Trip - EUR 35
Entrance Fees
Dubronvnik City Walls - EUR 15

icon Day 6 : Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Location: Trebinje, Kotor, Budva

Accommodation: Hotel, Park – 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Next stop Montenegro! Arrive in Kotor after a scenic drive an meet its calming natural beauty and characteristic architecture, a less-crowded version of Dubrovnik with its impressive medieval citadel. Following a walking tour of the old town with your expert local guide and some free time, make your way to the popular touristic hub of the region, Budva. Your guide will take you on a brief walking tour of the vibrant summer town with great food, impressive views and lively nightlife.

Included Activities
Kotor City Tour
Budva Walking Tour

icon Day 7 : Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Location: Budva, Tirana, Ohrid

Accommodation: Hotel, Sileks – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Hit the road after breakfast, next stop Albania! A panoramic city tour of Tirana will introduce the best preserved and most beautiful samples of Albanian architecture, and drop us off at the town centre for some free time to discover the bustling Skenderbeg square. In the afternoon, continue towards Ohrid, Macedonia and check-in to your comfy hotel. You can rest up after a long day, or join the optional Balkan night with dinner.



Included Activities
Panoramic Tour of Tirana

Ohrid Walking Tour
Optional Activities
Balkan Night With Dinner - EUR 25

icon Day 8 : Ohrid, Skopje

Location: Ohrid, Skopje

Accommodation: Hotel, Panoramika – 4 Star

Meals: Breakfast

start off the day with a guided city tour of Old Ohrid hosting hundreds of chapels and churches scattered all around. In the afternoon travel to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, for the night.


Included Activities
Ohrid City Tour
Optional Activities
St.

Naum Tour - EUR 15

icon Day 9 : Skopje, Thessaloniki

Location: Skopje, Thessaloniki

Accommodation: Hotel, ABC – 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Prepare to discover the beautiful Skopje with a guided sightseeing tour filled with stunning architecture, grand monuments and unique history. Pose with the famous statue of Alexander the Great or walk through the Macedonian Arc de Triumph. The city has countless landmarks and a vibrant street life with many cafes and bars around. In the afternoon cross the border heading towards the second largest Greek city, Thessaloniki, for the night.



Included Activities
Skopje City Tour

icon Day 10 : Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi

Location: Kalambaka, Meteora, Delphi

Accommodation: Hotel, Hermes - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Starting off the day with a panoramic Thessaloniki tour on the bus, depart for Kalambaka, the gateway to Meteora. Meteora is famous for its breath-taking scenery and ageless monasteries, almost suspended between the earth and sky. The town hosts one of the largest and steepest complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries, literally named as “middle of the sky”. The World Heritage-listed site is out-of-this-world with its unique landscape of immense monolithic pillars and huge rounded boulders hosting monasteries on top, and one of the most visited locations in Greece. Each monastery has a central courtyard surrounded by chapels and living cells of monks, who have inhabited the region since the 11th century – for far less than the first inhabitants from 50,000 years ago. Later in the afternoon, hop on the bus for Delphi.



Included Activities
Meteora Tour

icon Day 11 : Delphi, Athens

Location: Delphi, Athens

Accommodation: Hotel, Arion - 3 Star

Meals: Breakfast

Eat up at breakfast, you will be discovering Delphi and all its wonders. Built high atop the cliffs with spectacular scenery, the town made its name in ancient Greek mythology. Chosen as the centre of the earth, here is where the famous powerful Oracles of Delphi resided. UNESCO World Heritage Site of Delphi had a tremendous influence in the ancient world, uniting many city-states under the Hellenic spirit as displayed in rich monuments and ancient stories. In the afternoon, embark on a scenic drive to Athens. As you get your bearings and all the information you need about the capital from your guide, arrive at the hotel to freshen up. Prepare to cap off the amazing tour Greek-style; bring in the mezes, it’s time to do some Sirtaki!



Included Activities
Delphi Tour

icon Day 12 : Athens

Location: Athens

Meals: Breakfast

Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel (11:00). Time to start counting days for your next adventure with Travel Talk!

What's Included

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    Accommodation

    3 & 4 star hotels

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    Meals

    11 breakfasts

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    Transportation

    Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus

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    Airport Transfer

    From Sofia Airport (on day 1)

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    Guide

    Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism

What's Not Included

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    Any flights

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    Travel insurance

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    Meals not stated in the itinerary

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Tips & gestures

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    Visa fees

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    Entrance fees to the sights and museums

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    Optional activities

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    Other services not stated in the itinerary

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Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

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What is the maximum group size?

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Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

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    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    No passenger under the age of 18

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